Hotel Meridien Penina Golf & Resort Hotel 4 star
EN 125 - Penina, 8501-952 Portimão, Portugal Alvor, Portugal
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Meridien Penina is one of the most elegant hotelsin Algarve, an ideal place for golfers to stay, opposite the world-renowned San Lorenzo golf course. Families with kids are also welcome : clubs for kids from 11 months to 11 years old are especially well equipped.

This review is a translation from our French website,, by Traducteo.

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    • Hotel Meridien Penina Golf & Resort

      Méridien Penina Golf Resort   -   © chrostophe dubois / easyvoyage

    • Hotel Meridien Penina Golf & Resort

      Méridien Penina Golf Resort   -   © chrostophe dubois / easyvoyage

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    Location 6.5 /10

    The Meridien Penina is twenty minutes away from the historical center of Lagos, ten minutes from the little fishing Portimao port, and one hour by car West of Faro International Airport. To get there, take National road E125. The hotel is indicated on the right.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The Penina has 196 units (167 double, 12 single and 17 suites). The double rooms with a 31 m² area are pleasant. Very British flower motifs and wood. Large wardrobe, individual air conditioning, satellite television (20 channels and an inside movie channel), telephone (direct access keys to the different hotel departments), full minibar, safe, adequate balcony with wooden table and chairs. The bathroom, all white with a floral frieze, has a bathtub, hair dryer, bathrobes, magnifying mirror. large towels on a heating clothes rack, several welcome products, telephone. Blanket service is available. You can request a feather pillow or an anti-allergic one. A disadvantage at times: the soundproofing is weak, you can hear your neighbour whistling in your room.

    Overview 9.20 /10

    The Penina does not have impressive architecture : it is a three-floor white building shaped like a flared "U" , facing the famous San Lorenzo golf course, a splendid 36 hectares estate with a beautiful olympic swimming pool. Its location and cosy British inspired interior decoration make you quickly forget little problems in its serene atmosphere - this is one of the most pleasant institutions in Algarve.

    Food and drink 9.20 /10

    Seven restaurants (four of which are only open in high season) and three bars. The "Brasserie" has breakfasts (beautiful buffet with fresh fruit juice) and thematic dinners (Algarve, Italian, sea products, barbecue, Brazil...) in an elegant setting under white vaults. The "Arlecchino" has seasonal a la carte Mediterranean cuisine ; "Le Penguin Mac" is for children ; "The Grill" has meats and grilled fish, prepared in front of its guests. To be mentionned - the "Club Bar", with a "so british" 100% golf decoration, overlooks the golf course and has simple dishes as well as a porto bar and cigars. The service is very fine and the cuisine is of quality. Allow 10 euro for a snack, 20 euro for a dish.


    The Meridien does not overlook the beach. It leads its guests several times a day to the Alvor beach (2.5 miles away) where it has a concession. There are deckchairs, sunshades and towels provided. A restaurant is available (light meals). The long, wide beach with clean sand is supervised . Numerous water sports are offered.

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    The Penina is located in front of one of its three golf courses, the San Lorenzo, a splendid championship 18-holes course. Golfers are especially welcome. Some rooms overlook National road E125 which crosses Algarve over its total length. It is a little too bad for the view, even if the highway is partly hidden by large trees in the park.


    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, football, golf

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath


    • Green grounds, opposite the golf course.
    • The amenities and the decoration in common areas and rooms.
    • Friendly and competent service.


    • No nearby beach.

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